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This is the site stuff archive.

  1. In the year 2005

    Here’s the story of a design I never did anything with. It’s also the story of a turning point year in my life.

  2. On restarting a blog in the age of coronavirus

    I think I figured out why I’ve suddenly got the urge to start maintaining this site again. It’s not a great reason.

  3. I’m getting frustrated

  4. Certainly this thing must be on.

  5. Is this thing on?

  6. Into the woods

    This isn’t just a test, but it is mostly a test.

  7. Back again, maybe?

    Find out all the normal as hell shit that’s been stressing me out these last few months and what I plan to do about it.

  8. A few small site updates

  9. Rebuilding this old website

    I wrote about what went into rebuilding this old blog as a high-performing, modern static site. Buckle up, this one’s a real journey.

  10. Dark mode!

  11. Busy weekend of site updates

  12. Styling images with Markdown

    If you write in Markdown and control the CSS of a site, you can get a surprising amount of control over image display.

  13. Sparking digital joy

    I’ve been letting digital crap pile up for well over two decades.

  14. What’s in a name?

    The latest relaunch of this site has got me thinking: Who is Illtron?

  15. OK, let’s do this one last time

    My name is Chris Coleman. I make web sites. We’ve been over this before, but here we are again.

  16. Well I’m back

    I figured that since I’m one of those guys who make websites for a living, I should probably have one of my own.

  17. More half-assed feats of technology

    Well I finally got something done today that I had been meaning to do for months.

  18. Scratch one more

    So I tried to get creative and set up Kung-Tunes to list my current iTunes track.

  19. New design

    Happy days are here again!

  20. This… this is a test

    I want to see what happens when I ping my own site.

  21. This’ll shut you up

    It will shut a great many of you up to hear that I am working on a design for this site.

  22. MT 3 Test

    Yeah, so Six Apart is apparently evil now, but I’m giving MT 3 a whirl just the same.

  23. Results you can’t argue with

    Even after I made some modifications to my templates, my TypePad site is still valid XHTML.

  24. Tuesday’s not so bad

    I think my TypePad weblog is really coming along nicely.

  25. TypePad Beta

    Hey kids, ol’ Illtron was selected as a beta tester for TypePad.

  26. Initial impressions, or not

    OK, so here’s me using TypePad, and not allowed to say much.

  27. Moblog?

    If it doesn’t break first, this post is being sent from my phone. Pretty cool.

  28. Time to upgrade… you know where I’m going with this, right?

    OK, I updated Movable Type to version 2.64.

  29. This is a Kung-Log test

    Looks like it’s working, but I just wanted to be sure…

  30. Yet another member of the Illtron family

    In case you didn’t hear it from Danielle, there’s a new member of the family at

  31. I’m really drawing a blank

    I’m trying to make some changes to the site, but I’m coming up with nothing.

  32. Just shut up, ok?

    All right, so the redesign is coming along slowly but surely.

  33. Cash money millionblog

    If you’re using Movable Type on a Mac, you need Kung-Log.

  34. Time to upgrade — fuck save!

    That God-forsaken CD burner just wouldn’t work.

  35. Please help

    I’m trying to set up this stupid text counter, and the damn thing just won’t work

  36. Test

    I’m testing out the auto trackback…

  37. Upgrade

    Upgrade your gray matter… 'cause one day it may matter…

  38. I paid!

    Since I love Movable Type so much, and I had some money from failed hare-brained schemes sitting in my PayPal account, I decided to pay for this fine piece of software.

  39. Instead of sleep…

    Rather than sleeping, which is what I should be doing, I decided to do some work on the site.

  40. Another change

    In addition to the new way of posting comments, I also added permalinks for each entry.

  41. More changes to the site

    I made a nice change to the site.

  42. One-two one-two

    This is just a test™.

  43. Everything’s fine

    So I’m really making some progress with the site.

  44. I think… maybe… yes!

    Yeah… I kick so much ass.

  45. It’s all coming along

    I’m making progress, but some stuff just refuses to work.

  46. An update on my progress

    All right, so here’s where I stand with this redesign.

  47. This is a test

    This is not an emergency.

  48. Under construction

    I’ve been overcome by ambition and some strange effects of the f’d up weather

  49. First entry

    Well this is the first entry in my new weblog. I refuse to call it a “blog.”